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University of Minnesota Crookston Torch Publications

The Torch is a magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Minnesota Crookston.

The name Torch holds significant meaning in campus history. The original “torch of education” was passed between the Northwest School of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota Technical Institute during the final commencement exercises for graduates of the Northwest School in 1968.

Over its history, the University of Minnesota Crookston has been home to three unique institutions. First, a residential high school known as the Northwest School of Agriculture (1906-1968), followed by a technical college originally known as the University of Minnesota Technical Institute (1966- 1993). In 1993, the campus transitioned for a third time and began awarding baccalaureate degrees.

Throughout these changes one thing remains the same, the campus carries on the proud legacy of three institutions—all a part of the University of Minnesota and its land grant mission.

Today, the Torch magazine features alumni stories from each era in its history and is published three times a year. One of those issues, published in the spring, is an annual report issue and features stories about current students, faculty, and staff.

To contact the magazine staff, e-mail umctorch@umn.edu.